Do you know how many iPads have been sold since the popular tablet first hit the market in 2010?

According to one report, the number is more than 425 million. But that doesn’t mean the ultra-popular iPad isn’t subject to problems like any other tablet.

Are you having any issues with your iPad? Is it not functioning at full capacity?

Some specific iPad problems occur more than others. Continue reading to learn about five common issues and how to fix them. 

1. Frozen Screen

One of the most frustrating iPad problems is also one of the most common. It relates to the screen freezing and not responding to user input.

When the screen freezes, that’s often a result of too many apps operating and too much corrupted memory being left behind. While a frozen screen is one of the more frustrating iPad issues, it’s usually easy to fix this problem.

The first thing you need to do is turn off your iPad and then turn it back on. If this fixes the problem, great. But if it doesn’t, you’ll need to do a forced restart.

Press and hold the power and home buttons simultaneously for approximately 10 seconds. You’ll know the forced restart has worked if the Apple logo appears on the screen.

What should you do if you have a more recent iPad model that doesn’t have the home button?

Press and release the up volume button, press and release the down volume button, and then press and hold the power button. Your iPad should start up.

If you still can’t start your iPad after doing all of the above, you may need to contact a company like Fruit Fixed to get to the bottom of the matter.

2. Won’t Charge

Have you ever plugged in your iPad overnight and found in the morning that the battery power didn’t increase at all? Few things can be as frustrating if you’re an iPad owner. How do you go about fixing an iPad with this problem?

One common cause of this issue is that many USB ports in older PCs and laptops cannot sufficiently power an iPad.

You can avoid this headache if you have a newer computer or laptop that can provide enough juice to your iPad.

But other than spending more money to get new hardware, how can you deal with a situation where your iPad won’t charge? Here are some tips:

Try to reboot your iPad and follow that up by plugging your tablet into a wall socket using an adapter and power cable.

If this doesn’t fix the problem, try replacing the potentially faulty adapter and power cable.

You may need to find a third party should none of the above help. A repair shop might find you need a new battery. But it will also check for any electrical hardware issues to see if iPad repairs are in order.

3. Battery Draining Too Fast

Is your iPad draining woefully fast? Are you frustrated by how little use you get from your tablet between charges? It’s not uncommon for iPads to experience battery-draining issues. And, fortunately, there are some easy potential fixes.

The problem could stem from a weak battery or apps that are simply taking up too much battery power.

Try the following recommendations to stop this sort of issue in its tracks:

Start by force shutting down your apps. After doing this, restart your iPad. You should also ensure you’re up to date on any updates for your iOS and apps, manage battery usage for apps, or reset settings on your tablet.

What can you do if none of these tips stops your battery from draining too quickly? You may have to contact a third party to look into the issue. Your iPad might have hardware damage that needs to be fixed.

4. Cracked Screen

Few things will detract from the aesthetic appeal of your iPad more than a cracked screen. Do you have a cracked iPad?

Even if it’s still functional, a broken iPad isn’t pleasant to look at. And the damage will get worse over time.

If you want your iPad to look as good as new, you’ll want to install a new screen.

It’ll cost you. But fixing the screen can make sense if you either want to hold onto your iPad for a few years or sell it for a better than a bargain-basement price.

If the warranty has expired on your iPad, contact a company like Fruit Fixed to learn about your options. We stand behind our work and will give you a warranty backing our services.

5. Won’t Turn On

What should you do if you can’t turn on your iPad? No one wants to see a black screen when they want to turn the iPad on and use it. If it doesn’t turn on, the chances are that the battery is completely depleted. 

Try doing a full reset. You can do this by pressing the up volume button, the down volume button, and the top button. The Apple logo should appear.

If the screen is still black and lifeless, plug the phone into the wall and leave it there for approximately half an hour. Do another complete reset. You’ll want to call a repair shop if none of these tips get your iPad up and running.

We Can Help With iPad Problems

As an iPad owner, you’ll want to avoid issues that make your tablet unusable. If you encounter iPad problems, check out the five tips above to resolve them. Chances are that you’ll be able to get back up and running soon.

But if you cannot fix the problem, we’re here to help. At Fruit Fixed, we employ skilled technicians and offer fast repairs and lifetime warranties.

With our professional technicians on the case, your damaged iPad won’t stay inoperable for long. No matter the problem, we can repair your device!

We have six locations in Carytown, Charlottesville, Chester, Colonial Heights, Midlothian Westchester Commons, and Short Pump, Virginia. Visit our website for details on contacting the location that’s most convenient for you.  

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